Rethinking Race and Slavery at 400 Years Conference at Avon Old Farms School
 November 8, 2019 from 8 a.m.—4:30 p.m.

Registration opens at 7:15 a.m.: please join us for a continental breakfast!

Commemorating the quadricentennial of the origins of slavery at Jamestown, this conference aims to identify and challenge conventions of teaching and scholarship about slavery and race.

Questions? Contact the Conference Chairperson

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About Avon Old Farms

Inspiring excellence in the education of young men since 1927, Avon Old Farms School is an innovative center of teaching and learning. Founded by pioneering educator and architect Theodate Pope Riddle, Avon continues to operate beyond conventions and current trends as it promotes the intellectual, creative, and emotional growth of our students. 

Avon Old Farms is located at 500 Old Farms Road, Avon, CT.

Jeffrey O.G. Ogbar

Jeffrey O.G. Ogbar, author of Hip-Hop Revolution: The Culture and Politics of Rap and Black Power: Radical Politics and African American Identity. Professor Ogbar directs The Center for the Study of Popular Music at the University of Connecticut and is a member of the History Faculty.


Manisha Sinha, author of The Counterrevolution of Slavery: Politics and Ideology in Antebellum America and The Slave's Cause: A History of Abolition. Professor Sinha holds the Draper Chair in American History at the University of Connecticut.